AK5L (ex KC5HVE)
I haven't been very active in ham radio lately.
I still have a tower and antenna at my parents that I need to take down and move.
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The tower received some wind damage. The mast is only a 1.5 inch
aluminum tube. The soft aluminum was a bad choice of materials.
Especially since the mast extends about five feet above the top
of the tower. I have a piece of heavy wall steel tubing for the
replacement (when I get time to install it).
The HF antenna is a Cushcraft
tribander for 10, 15 and 20 meter bands. The antenna above the
tribander is a homebrew yagi for the 2 meter band. My HF rig is
a Kenwood TS-930S.
I also have a Telrex HF tribander that I bought used. It has some
damage on the reflector where it mounts to the boom. The reflector
was loose. Over time it worked itself back and forth so much that it
wore through the boom and the reflector FELL OFF!
Here you can see how the end of the boom was damaged by the reflector.
The reflector element was also damaged by the collar that holds it
to the boom. I'll probably just cut off the damaged part of the boom
and attach the reflector to the end. Yes, it'll be a little shorter
than the original mounting position, but I doubt 2 inches will make
much difference even at 10 meter wavelength. If I can find a piece
of tubing that fits snugly inside the boom I can reattach the reflector
to its original position.
Does anyone recognize this antenna, and have a copy of any specs or